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HHS Report Finds Texas Marketplace Rates Lower, Have More ACA Options
The Department of Health and Human Services released a report that finds that Texas consumers will see increased competition in the health insurance marketplace. This results to new and affordable...more



Beyond Coverage: The Journey to Better Health Grants
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation is sponsoring an initiative called Beyond Coverage: The Journey to Better Health , which will award grants to community-based organizations in...more

A Guide for HPOG Programs
A guide to learning more about the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG). HPOG drives for a more sustainable career path for health professionals nationwide. The HPOG program, under the...more

Primary Care Physicians: Key Resource For Abused Women In Rural Areas?
According to Penn State medical and public health researchers, primary care physicians in rural communities do not routinely screen women for intimate partner violence (IPV). To address this...more

Doctors Without Borders Experiments With Delivery Drones To Battle Tuberculosis In Rural Areas
Doctors Without Borders is experimenting with delivery drones to help battle a serious tuberculosis epidemic in rural areas. According to Doctors Without Borders program manager Eric Pujo, they...more

Social Enterprise Brings Fitness Oomph to Elderly
Social entrepreneur Ben Allen established The Oomph, a North Yorkshire-based personal training provider, which brings physical training and fitness classes to thousands of elderly people. The...more

Community Health Workers Get Promising Opportunities at the Height of Health Reform
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has established a turning point in integrating Community Health Workers (CHWs) within the mainstream of health care, public health, and social services. An Urban...more

HHS Launches Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative To Improve Quality Of Care
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces its latest initiative, called Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, to help support networks that assist doctors access...more

Commonwealth Fund Update on ACA Implementation
Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that works on health policies and reform, updates on the state's latest action on Affordable Care Act Implementation. Current insurance marketplace and...more






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Establishing a Social Enterprise Curriculum


Several British colleges and universities have embraced social entrepreneurship in their curriculum. Pathik Pathak at Southampton have introduced n interdisciplinary module in Social Enterprise, which is open to students of all year groups and across all disciplines.




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